FIFA says Niersbach to remain executive committee member

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 9:33 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach will remain a member of the FIFA executive committee following his exit from the German soccer organization amid a scandal over the 2006 World Cup, a FIFA spokesman said on Tuesday.

"We can confirm that Mr Niersbach has informed FIFA that he will remain in his functions as a member of the FIFA executive committee," the spokesman said.

Niersbach resigned from the German FA on Monday, buckling under mounting pressure. He's under investigation for tax evasion linked to a controversial 6.7 million euro ($7.16 million) payment to FIFA.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood; Writing by John Miller editing by Joshua Franklin)